Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let's Talk AC Cobra ....

Car Gal also asked about the AC Cobra. Owner Ed Curlee shares this information -- AC Cobras dominated road racing during the mid 60’s and are one of the most revered racing automobiles of all time. Original Cobra values have reached near one million dollars and some even more depending upon the car history and condition.

This car is a 1966 AC Cobra replica by Lone Star Classics of Fort Worth, Texas. It’s powered by a ’65 model Ford 427 stretched to 452 ci. Sitting atop this legendary cross-bolt main block is a set of massaged Edelbrock aluminum medium riser heads, a Blue Thunder intake and a Braswell blueprinted Holley carburetor.
A Tremec TKO 600 5-speed trans feeds the torque to an adjustable four-link rear suspension featuring a 9” Ford Trac-Lok posi rear end. Chassis equipment includes 4 wheel disc brakes, twin master cylinders (front/rear), tubular front control arms and adjustable coil-over shocks. Color is Cherry red with Ultra white stripes.
Car Gal notes that one of our volunteers sat in it. He's 6'4" and had a difficult time getting out. And Car Gal confesses that she didn't know what an AC Cobra was. She asked the car owner who looked a little stunned by her lack of knowledge. Well, he's a real trouper and teacher. Car Gal thanks you, Ed!

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